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Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) between The Republic of India and The Republic of Mauritius


Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) between The Republic of India and The Republic of Mauritius

Mauritius and India signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) on 22 February 2021, during the visit of the External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. It came into force on 1 April 2021. The India-Mauritius CECPA is the first trade agreement signed by India with an African country.
CECPA will cover Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin, Trade in Services, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, Dispute Settlement, Movement of Natural Persons, Telecom, Financial Services, Customs Procedures and cooperation in other areas. The CECPA contains 8 chapters and 16 annexes, including Trade in Goods, Rules of origin, Sanitary and phytosanitary measures, Technical barriers to Trade, Trade in services and Dispute Settlement.
Mauritius will benefit preferential market access into India on a list of 615 products as follows: o Duty free access on 376 products o Reduced duties on 127 products o Tariff Rate Quotas on 112 products, including, inter-alia: o 40,000 tons of special sugar at 10% duty compared to 100% applicable to import from all sources o 2 million litres of beer at 25% duty, compared to 150% duty o 1.5 million liters of rum at 50% duty compared to existing duty of 150% o 5000 liters of fruit wine at 50% duty compared to duty of 150% o 7.5 million pieces of garments at zero duty o 7000 tons of canned tuna at zero duty o Pasta o Medical devices o Cut flowers o Tropical fruits like Pineapples and litchis o Vanilla
Mauritius will provide preferential access to India on 310 products, with Tariff Rate Quotas on 88 products such as spices, tea, plastic articles, wooden furniture, parts of motor vehicles, amongst others. Both Parties also agreed to pursue negotiations after the coming into force of the Agreement to extend preferential market access on a list of products of interest to each Party.
Indian service providers will have access to around 115 sub-sectors from the 11 broad service sectors such as professional services, computer-related services, research & development, other business services, telecommunication, construction, distribution, education, environmental, financial, tourism & travel-related, recreational, yoga, audio-visual services, and transport services. India has offered to Mauritius around 95 sub-sectors from 11 broad services sectors, including professional services, R&D, other business services, telecommunication, financial, distribution, higher education, environmental, health, tourism and travel-related services, recreational services and transport services. Both India and Mauritius have agreed to negotiate an Automatic Trigger Safeguard Mechanism (ATSM) for a limited number of highly sensitive products within two years of the Signing of the Agreement. The chapter on Economic Cooperation provides a framework for cooperation in 25 key areas including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, ICT, financial sector, blue Economy, SME development and joint strategies for investment in Africa. Mauritius and India have committed to conclude consultations on the Economic Cooperation chapter within two years of the entry into force of the Agreement after which it will be incorporated therein.


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